Genesee County Blog

Check out our blog for hand-selected things to see and do in Genesee County direct from the experts

exterior of Batavia Downs with guests entering

Explore all that’s happening in Downtown Batavia

Batavia, NY is conveniently located halfway between Buffalo and Rochester, at exit 48 on the NYS Thruway (I-90) or along State Route 5. Offering ample…

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Experience the charm of Le Roy, NY

Located on the eastern border of Genesee County, The Village of Le Roy, nestled along the beautiful Oatka Creek, is one of the most picturesque…

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Your First Stop: The Genesee County Visitor Center

Are you on your way to nearby Niagara Falls from New York City or vice-versa? Passing through, from one of our neighboring states or…

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A Weekend Getaway in Genesee County NY

Drop the kids off with Grandma and hit the road- it’s time for some children-free rest and relaxation! Whether you’re celebrating an…

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Sweet Dream Maple Farm

Enjoy Maple Season Offerings

Although the official State-wide Maple Weekend Festivities have been cancelled this year, many maple farms are still offering opportunities to visit,…

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Ribbon Candy Oliver's

It's Holiday Season at Oliver's Candies!

Walking into Oliver’s Candies is a treat for the senses – the smell of chocolate and other sweets-in-the-making, the shelves of bright,…

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Puzzles at Adam Miller's

Boredom Busters For The Whole Family!

Many of us have been home now for several weeks or more and have exhausted our to-do lists, completed all of our puzzles, and binged-watched all of…

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Pullys Farm Market ©Mark Gutman

Five Ways to Fall Into Autumn in Genesee

            Activities abound in Genesee County this time of year. Fall offers all kinds of fun for friends and…

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Terry Hills Golf Course hole #14 ©Mark Gutman

Have a 'Tee-rific' Time in Genesee County

Golf season is quickly approaching and we know you’re itching to get out and play. Lucky for you, you don’t have to drive very far to…

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Local honey

A Sweet Little Store!

There's a sweet little new offering in Genesee County: Sweet Life Country Store...   ...you'll fall in love with this little country store housed…

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Coffee Karma ©Lauren Humphrey

Coffee Break: Stay & Sip Awhile at These Seven Coffee Spots in Genesee County

We’re convinced, there’s nothing better than a fresh cup of coffee. The fresh-ground, dark brown beans make all of your senses come alive…

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D & R Depot Restaurant ©Popmenu

Ten Dining Experiences for a Romantic Evening Out

Ladies, slip into that fancy dress you’ve been looking for an excuse to wear. Gents, put on a nice button-down and tie. Take a night to enjoy…

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New Menu

Tasty New Courses At Local Championship Course

Terry Hills Golf Course & Banquet Facility has been a community staple for over 40 years. The 27-hole championship course draws locals and…

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Alex's Place

Staff Picks: Eight of Our Favorite Food Spots on Batavia's West End

On a daily basis, we are tempted by all of the delicious dining options in Genesee County. With so many restaurants to choose from, we often…

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Coasters, Concerts & Campfires: Summer Fun at Darien Lake Amusement Park

Rediscover the joy of family vacations at Darien Lake Amusement Park! Since 1964, Darien Lake has been the warm weather destination for Western New…

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Wild Rican Coming Soon ©MichelleFigueroa

The Tastes of the Caribbean, The Wild Rican Opens in Batavia on May 20th

This year is full of firsts for Genesee County! We've opened our first brewery in over 100 years, our first 100% vegan restaurant opened up shop, and…

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Darien Lake Tantrum

Hang on for the Ride of Your Life: Experience our Newest Rollercoaster!

Darien Lake’s wide variety of entertainment has made it “destination fun” since 1964. Located 45 minutes from Niagara Falls (between…

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It’s Always Swimsuit Weather at Palm Island Indoor Waterpark

Escape the wintery winds to a place where the temperature is always 85 degrees, the water is always warm and hot dogs are always on the menu. At Palm…

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Genesee Country Village & Museum: Inspiring Excitement and Curiosity About The Past

Just a hair outside (1.5 miles) of Genesee County is a significant visitor destination with national relevance. The Genesee Country Village &…

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"Meteor Shower in the Meadow" at Genesee County Park & Forest

by dsitler

Hear the stories behind summer's celestial constellations and watch for fireballs in the sky far away from city lights. On Friday, August 12th,…

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